Columbia County, New York Population 2020

Columbia County, New York's estimated population is 58,932 with a growth rate of -0.83% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Columbia County, New York is the 43rd largest county in New York.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202058,932-492-0.83%
201959,424-492-0.82%
201859,916-492-0.81%
201760,408-474-0.78%
201660,882-571-0.93%
201561,453-485-0.78%
201461,938-222-0.36%
201362,160-275-0.44%
201262,435-77-0.12%
201162,512-514-0.82%
201063,026440.07%
199062,9823,4955.88%
198059,4877,96815.47%
197051,5194,1978.87%
196047,3224,1409.59%
195043,1821,7184.14%
194041,464-153-0.37%
193041,6172,6876.90%
192038,930-4,728-10.83%
191043,6584471.03%
190043,211-2,961-6.41%
189046,172-1,756-3.66%
188047,9288841.88%
187047,044-128-0.27%
186047,1724,0999.52%
185043,073-179-0.41%
184043,2523,3458.38%
183039,9071,5774.11%
182038,3305,94018.34%
181032,390-3,082-8.69%
180035,4727,74027.91%
179027,7320.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.83%
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Founded
1786
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Columbia County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White54,31889.16%
Black or African American2,6884.41%
Two or More Races1,7422.86%
Asian1,1271.85%
Some Other Race1,0111.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native330.05%
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Columbia County, New York Population Pyramid 2020

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Columbia County, New York Median Age

47.8


Total

46.6


Male

48.7


Female

Columbia County, New York Adults

There are 49,954 adults, (13,577 of whom are seniors) in Columbia County, New York.

Columbia County, New York Age Dependency

67.5

Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

30,424

49.94%

Male

30,495

50.06%

Columbia County, New York Households and Families

Columbia County, New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Columbia County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
All72.1%27.9%
Male63%37%
Non Family59.4%40.6%
Female57.1%42.9%

72.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,2432.3172.1
Married11,9072.986.5
Non Family9,4621.2759.4
Female2,7243.0357.1
Male1,1503.1863

2.84

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

8.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Columbia County, New York Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5473.39%
9th to 12th Grade2,8456.24%
High School Graduate13,91830.52%
Some College7,75517.00%
Associates Degree5,28111.58%
Bachelors Degree7,32716.07%
Graduate Degree6,93315.20%
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Columbia County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White40,93437,56913,416
Black1,7571,362204
Hispanic1,5151,058262
Asian771593232
Multiple Races697643136
Other Race56733399
Native American30236

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 92.25%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 32.77%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,562$42,951$34,310
Less Than High School$23,836$28,750$15,132
High School Grad$31,957$38,622$24,619
Some College$36,948$47,302$31,140
Bachelors Degree$46,898$53,259$42,703
Graduate Degree$64,157$78,038$57,962

$38,562

Average Earnings

$42,951

Average Male

$34,310

Average Female

Columbia County, New York Language

Columbia County, New York Language by Age

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Columbia County, New York Language

92.71% of Columbia County, New York residents speak only English, while 7.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.57% of the population.

Columbia County, New York Poverty

Columbia County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White51,6445,30410.27%
Hispanic2,62060423.05%
Black2,22944519.96%
Multiple1,70843325.35%
Other95232934.56%
Asian1,12130727.39%
Native33721.21%

11.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.11%

Male Poverty Rate

12.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, New York is Other, with 34.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, New York is White, with 10.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.18%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.62%
High School12.40%
Some College7.79%
Bachelors or Greater5.84%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed36.33%
Female Unemployed21.94%
Female Employed6.45%
Male Employed4.95%

Columbia County, New York Income

Columbia County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,032$84,495
Families$76,190$98,743
Married Families$88,683$114,000
Non Families$37,636$56,932
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Columbia County, New York Marital Status

Columbia County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia County, New York Married by Age and Sex

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Columbia County, New York Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Columbia County, New York Marital Status by Race

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Columbia County, New York Veterans

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4,123

Number of Veterans

3,870

Male Veterans

253

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,585
First Gulf War577
Korea412
Second Gulf War348
World War II288
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Age Group Veterans
75+1,379
65 to 741,235
35 to 54781
55 to 64557
18 to 34171
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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,9708.72%
Black1145.46%
Hispanic372.01%
2 or More182.27%
Asian141.64%
Indian721.21%

Columbia County, New York Veterans by Education

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5.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia County, New York Employment Status

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.33%

Born in New York

93.07%

Native Born

6.93%

Foreign Born

3.26%

Non Citizen

3.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.07% of Columbia County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 72.33% having been born in New York. 3.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990